GEICO SportsNite speaks with Rex Ryan and the Jets, who will face off with the Patriots on Sunday at the Meadowlands.
WR Saalim Hakim (quad), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) are all questionable to play on Sunday against the Patriots.
S Rontez Miles (shin) is out, as he needed emergency surgery after a collision on Thursday.
All other players are considered probable, including WR Percy Harvin (ankle), who was limited in practice on Friday.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comIt does make a lot of sense and seems a ready made situation for Rex Ryan, assuming he gets fired and assuming he wants to continue in coaching rather than move to TV. Thomas Dmitroff is a pretty good GM and we expect he’d work well with Ryan.
In Atlanta, Ryan gets a defense that he can rebuild in his image and has a solid enough cornerback to begin the process with in Des Trufant and some other good pieces. On offense, much can be left intact aside from adding some physicality to the offensive line to make an early push with Matt Ryan at the helm and Julio Jones catching dimes. The big question there is whether or not Ryan can keep from meddling with the offense and turning them into a ground and pound team.
It sure looks like a helluva better situation than he’d have if he stays with the Jets.
Marty Mornhinweg’s reputation in NFL circles is that of a guy who likes to throw the ball in an attack-style offense that piles up points.
That air approach has been mostly grounded in his two seasons with the New York Jets.
The offensive coordinator has had to stick to more of a run-first philosophy, relying more on the running game on a team that has struggled with consistency and production.
“Just the way we’re built,” Mornhinweg said Thursday.
It’s clear the Jets are a stronger running team than passing, ranking second in the NFL in rushing offense behind Chris Ivory (739 yards) and Chris Johnson (613). The team averages 4.7 yards per carry and 147.1 yards rushing per game. On the flip side, however, New York is ranked 32nd – dead last – in the league in passing offense.
For more on “ground and pound” and Mornhinweg’s approach >> Read more…
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Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe Jets are an embarrassing ten point home underdog, underscoring that point that the distance between Florham Park and Foxboro is far greater than 234 miles.
Because of this, what might be the Jets final home game against of the Rex Ryan led Jets gets a tight AFC East treatment due to the disparity in clubs. Should the game get out of hand, don’t be surprised to see coverage move away from the game in the fourth quarter to other more closely contested matchups.
TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET
Join us at 2:00pm ET for our weekly TJB chat.
In order to access the room, you must now sign up for a chatzy account at chatzy.com – click where it says log in/sign up in the top right hand corner. Obviously if you registered already, you can log into your existing account. You will then be able to access the room at the usual address – Chatzy.com/TJB where this week’s password is spoileralert.
Apologies for this extra requirement, but it will allow us to moderate the chat more effectively and prevent any abuse or vulgarity. The action gets underway at 2:00pm ET and the room will remain open over the weekend so you can return there during Sunday’s game.
Tom Brady posted this cartoon to his Facebook page on Friday: